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    Signed First Edition

    Margaret Mitchell. Gone with the Wind. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936.

    First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on copyright page and no note of other printings. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. In first issue dust jacket with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of Macmillan Spring Novels list on rear panel. Octavo. 1037 pages.

    Original gray cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in blue on front cover and spine. Dust jacket has top corner clipped, though $3.00 price is still present in the bottom corner of front flap. Jacket has a few tiny nicks to spine ends, with a small area of paper loss (approximately half an inch long) at foot of spine; also, a couple of closed tears, one at top edge of front panel measuring approximately .375 inches, and one at bottom spine edge approximately .75 inches. Housed in a custom gilt-stamped full leather book-backed box. A lovely copy in near fine condition.

    By the end of 1936, over a million copies of Gone With the Wind had sold, and Margaret Mitchell's life had been turned upside down - only a couple of weeks after publication of the book she wrote her publisher that "life has been so much like a nightmare." There were incessant and relentless demands on her time, and she was shocked by the lack of civility demonstrated by members of the press and by many of her fans who showed up at her home uninvited, who phoned her night and day, and who followed her all over Atlanta demanding attention and autographs. By the end of the year she was unable to handle the crush of autograph-seekers, and she politely refused to sign any more copies of the book after December of 1936. This beautiful copy of Mitchell's beloved and enduring novel is one of the lucky few that its owner managed to have signed by the author.


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